Quiz Me! - People: World War II Test your knowledge about people in the World War II era. 1 / 10 This individual commanded the Third Army at the Battle of the Bulge. He ultimately ordered his forces to turn around to relieve American troops who had been surrounded by German forces. George Patton Franklin D. Roosevelt Dwight D. Eisenhower Douglas MacArthur 2 / 10 All of the following are associated with the work of the Navajo Code Talkers except: They used a mix of traditional Navajo and new words to create the code The group was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2001 They created the code to communicate with each other as prisoner of war They eventually used over 600 words to create an unbreakable code 3 / 10 Douglas MacArthur’s military career spanned many decades. All of the following are true of MacArthur except: He defeated the North Vietnamese in the Battle of la Drang He was relieved of his duties in Korea by President Truman He was the most highly decorated American soldier of World War I He liberated the Philippines from Japanese control in World War II 4 / 10 Eleanor Roosevelt interacted with American citizens as she traveled throughout the country. This was an important way for her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to learn about current issues that needed to be addressed. Eleanor served in this manner rather than the President because The Secret Service would not allow President Roosevelt to travel due to safety concerns World War II caused the U.S. transportation system to shut down President Roosevelt was partially paralyzed with polio President Roosevelt was overseas leading the war effort 5 / 10 After being a commander in World War II, Omar Bradley became the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was promoted to the rank of five star General and later led the Veteran’s Administration. From where did Bradley receive his military training? Air Force Academy Texas A&M Annapolis Naval Academy Westpoint Military Academy 6 / 10 George Patton was an opinionated General who often shared his ideas on the direction of military operations. For what did he initially gain fame? For his work with the Red Cross As a member of the U.S. Tank Corps As the commander at the Battle of Iwo Jima As a founding member of the Navy Seals 7 / 10 This person once said, “You get more joy out of giving to others, and should put a good deal of thought into the happiness you are able to give.” Phyllis Schlafly Oprah Winfrey Rosa Parks Eleanor Roosevelt 8 / 10 The accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen helped prompt President Harry S. Truman to Name the Tuskegee Army Airfield in honor of this group Organize specific divisions of military forces based upon race Desegregate the U.S. armed forces Establish the United States Air Force 9 / 10 After his troops were initially defeated fighting in the Pacific, who made the famous statement, “I shall return”? Dwight D. Eisenhower Goerge Patton Douglas MacArthur Chester Nimitz 10 / 10 This person commanded the Pacific Fleet during World War II George Patton Chester Nimitz Walton Walker Norman Schwarzkopf Your score is Try another 10!